I used Simplicity 5582, View B, to make a blouse for my Christine Daae costume. I used a simple white poplin for the fabric. This fabric was great because it isn’t see through and is warm enough to wear on a fall day.
As you can see pictured above, the neckline is rather wide. I brought the neckline up by adding 2 1/2″ to the top edge of the front, back and sleeve pieces and by not using as much elastic. I also added a large ruffle around the neckline using a strip of my fabric 2 1/2″ tall and the length equal to the circumference of the neckline. The edge of the ruffle is finished with some cotton lace.I chose to have short sleeves with an elastic casing 1 1/2″ inches above the sleeve edge. The blouse bottom edge was a little long but that was easily remedied.
I love this blouse because of its versatility as a costume piece. I could be Little Red Riding Hood, a peasant, a pirate or even Little Bo Peep. The pattern was really easy to follow. This is a great pattern for a beginner who doesn’t want to bother with buttons or zippers.